Recently, I was I am often drawn into Pinterest... In fact, it's a favorite place to find inspiration and feel like I am staying in touch with my artistic self. I see so many awesome lessons by art educators. I had to post about International Dot Day. You see, International Dot Day takes place at... Continue Reading →
It has taken me far too long to get these into the art room cabinet! Nevertheless, here they are! Some of these files hav samples and additional information ipertinent to the project or artist and some are just copies from the binder of lessons we bought. The lessons are sorted by grade: Kindergarten - Blue... Continue Reading →
From clay prep, to storage to products and management, gathered in this post are a few tips to help you with your own clayfobia so you may enjoy working with kids and clay. The more prepared you are beforehand, the more smoothly your lesson can go. Prepping The Clay Prepping Clay Balls: Most projects require kids to start with... Continue Reading →
I am not a very original person. Most of the projects I do are crafted from lessons I photocopied at my first school and have made alterations on. Some I make out of samples of crafts that I could never think of myself. Finally, I love to pull ideas off Pinterest. There are so many... Continue Reading →
It's October - which means Dia de Los Muertos is right around the corner! I imagine all other parent art volunteers are thinking of what Halloween or fall project to do while I sit here wondering if it's not too soon to start decorating the halls with sparkly Calaveras. Both would be beautiful of course... Continue Reading →
Some of the lessons in this plan are from purchased curriculum that our school owns so I won't be able to post them. This is a work in progress, so I'll update and repost as it gets filled. Any ideas??
Model a Moai Statue! Pique a child's interest in history by recreating the ancient stone-carved statues of Easter Island using self-hardening dough or clay. “There exists in the midst of the great ocean, in a region where nobody goes, a mysterious and isolated island,” wrote the 19th-century French seafarer and artist Pierre Loti. “The island is planted... Continue Reading →
The Project: POUR PAINTING Each student was given a wooden structure and cups of paint in a rainbow of colors to choose from. After learning about Holton Rower and watching a video of the artist and his assistants in the studio, the children were instructed to think about color patterns and combinations – and how they... Continue Reading →